Effects of Manual Therapy on the Upper Cervical Spine Combined With Exercise vs Isolated Exercise in Patients With Cervicogenic Headache.

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    Universidad de Zaragoza
Updated on 25 July 2021
manual therapy
neck pain
rotation test
cervicogenic headache


Cervicogenic headache is defined as unilateral headache associated with neck pain. Effect of manual translatoric therapy of the upper cervical spine associated with cervical exercises in these patients is currently unknown. Our aim was to determine if adding manual therapy to an exercise and home-exercise program improved effects on symptoms and function in short- and mid-term in patients with cervicogenic headache.

A randomized controlled study will be conducted with 40 subjects with cervicogenic headache. Each group will receive four 20-minute sessions weekly and a home-exercise program. Upper cervical flexion, flexion-rotation test, Impact Headache Test-6 (HIT-6), headache intensity, craniocervical flexion test, pain pressure thresholds and Global Rating of Change (GROC)-Scale will be assessed at end of the intervention, at 3- and at 6-month follow-ups.

Condition Headache, Pain, Post-Traumatic Headache, Post-Surgical Pain, Pain (Pediatric), Headaches, cervicogenic headache
Treatment Exercise, manual therapy and exercises
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04401501
SponsorUniversidad de Zaragoza
Last Modified on25 July 2021

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